Comparison of the amino acid sequences of LA-a and LA-b with chitin-binding domains of other plant proteins. Conserved amino acid residues are shown as white letters on black background and similar residues are highlighted in grey. X in mulberry and Ficus proteins indicate residues that could not be identified by protein sequencers. The proteins shown here are LA-a and LA-b from mulberry (this study), MLX56 from mulberry (DNA database EF535852, ), 45-kDa allergen from F. benjamina , hevein-like protein from elderberry (AF074386, ), CHN50 from tobacco (X51599, ), CBP20 from tobacco (S72424, ), WIN1 from potato (X13497), prohevein from H. brasiliensis (M36986, ).
Kitajima et al. BMC Biochemistry 2010 11:6 doi:10.1186/1471-2091-11-6